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Woman found dead in Flowery Branch woods identified; death ruled a homicide
Sarai Llanos Gomez
Sarai Llanos Gomez

Update: Authorities identified the body of a woman found dead last month in the woods of Flowery Branch as Sarai Llanos Gomez, 19, of Ecuador.

Gomez’s body was found June 20 in the woods off Paradise Point Road. Her family was notified Monday, July 25.

The Hall County Sheriff’s Office has ruled Gomez’s death as a homicide, but no suspect has been publicly identified.

The Sheriff’s Office would not release how Gomez was identified or what the cause of death was. The Hall County Coroner’s Office did not have information on the cause of death when reached Tuesday, July 26.

Earlier this month, the Sheriff’s Office released a sketch of a person of interest in the homicide.

The person of interest is a White man, in his late 20s to early 30s, with a stocky build. He is believed to be between 5-foot-8 and 5-foot-11.

Sheriff's Lt. Don Scalia said the relationship between the two is unknown.

Scalia showed surveillance footage of the person of interest and a dark gray SUV, though Scalia did not release any further details on the SUV.


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The Hall County Sheriff's Office has released a sketch of a woman after her body was found in Flowery Branch on June 20 in the woods off Paradise Point Road.

Hall County Sheriff’s detectives have been unable to identify a woman found dead on June 20 in Flowery Branch in the woods.

On Thursday during a press conference, investigators released a sketch of the woman and a person of interest in what they are calling a suspected homicide.

Hall County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Don Scalia said further forensic testing is underway to determine the woman’s cause of death. 

He did not release information on the state of the woman’s body or any trauma found.

A Georgia Bureau of Investigation forensic sketch artist drew what the woman may look like. 

Scalia said the woman may be mixed race in her late 20s to early 30s, standing roughly 5 feet, 3 inches tall. 

Scalia drew attention to the woman’s pink manicured nails with a sparkling polish.

“Hopefully if someone sees that, they can possibly identify where that work might have been done,” he said.

Scalia said they did not have an estimate of how long the body was out in that wooded area off Paradise Point Road. 

The lieutenant said the person of interest is a White man, in his late 20s to early 30s, with a stocky build. He is believed to be between 5-foot-8 and 5-foot-11.

Scalia said the relationship between the two is unknown.

Scalia showed surveillance footage of the person of interest and a dark gray SUV, though Scalia did not release any further details on the SUV.

Anyone with information can anonymously leave tips at intelrequest@hallcounty.org or 770-503-3232.

Person of interest

Hall County Sheriff's Office released a video of a person of interest in the death of a woman found in Flowery Branch on June 20.

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The Hall County Sheriff's Office has released a sketch of a person of interest in the death of a woman found in Flowery Branch on June 20.
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The Hall County Sheriff's Office has released a picture of a late model, grey SUV as a vehicle of interest in the case of a woman who was found dead in Flowery Branch on June 20.
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The Hall County Sheriff's Office said a woman found dead in Flowery Branch on June 20 had manicured nails with sparkling pink polish.